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15 - Kawhi Leonard

6-7, 227 Small Forward
San Diego St. Sophomore
Birthday
06/29/91 (29.8 yrs)
Hometown
Riverside, CA
High School
King
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
8
Size
8
Defense
7
Strength
7
Quickness
9
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
8
Potential
8
Passing
7
Intangibles
9

NBA Comparison: Luc Richard Mbah a Moute/ Gerald Wallace

Strengths: A hybrid forward with terrific length … He has a high motor and plays the game with a lot of energy … Spends majority of the time on the perimeter, but occasionally shows the ability to play with his back to the basket … Uses an effective turnaround jumper inside when posting up … An agile athlete, his strides are extremely long and he covers a lot of space when running the floor … Shows improvement in majority of areas from freshman to sophomore seasons … His shooting has improved and he has become a respectable threat from the outside … Operating out of the triple threat, he combines a nice jab with a fairly quick and long first step to create separation … He has a strong preference going to his pull-up jumper, and once he gets into a rhythm he can string a number makes together (his length and high release make it a difficult shot to contest) … He is fairly comfortable handling the ball in the open court and is capable of pushing it out off the rebound when the situation calls for it … Even with the improvements to his offensive game, he still continues to contribute heavily in the rebounding department … His huge hangs, length, energy and great timing, allow him to snatch balls on both ends that are well outside of his rebounding area … An extremely quick jumper, he is very good at tipping the ball and keeping it alive on the rim … Has the instincts and shows potential in becoming a very solid defender … His ability to get out in the passing lanes and also contest shots inside make him a very dangerous weapon on the defensive end …

Weaknesses: Does not have one aspect offensively that stands out or which allows him to consistently score the ball … With his size and frame, will almost certainly be a perimeter player at the next level, but he lacks the polish and skill necessary to consistently operate on the wing … He does not have break down ability off the dribble and he is especially shaky handling the ball with his left hand …  His jumpshot (while definitely improved) is still very inconsistent … The release comes high off his head and it is somewhat of a sling motion, which results in a fairly flat shot that goes all over the place … At this level, he has a size advantage on almost a nightly basis, but he still chooses to take the majority of his shots from the outside … Takes a high number of off balance shots, but does not show the ability to convert them at a good percentage … He does not have a great touch around the basket, and unless he can get inside position on the defense, he struggles finishing when contested … Not very disciplined defensively, he gambles far too often and leaves his team susceptible to giving up easy baskets …

Borko Popic 2/1/11

 

 

SEASON
TEAM
MIN
PTS
REB
AST
TO
A/T
STL
BLK
PF
FG%
FT%
3P%
PPS
2009-10SDState31.312.79.91.92.30.841.40.72.50.4550.7260.2051.19
2010-11SDState32.615.510.62.52.11.201.40.62.50.4440.7590.2911.17
PerGame 31.914.110.22.22.21.021.480.62.50.4490.7440.2501.18

 

 

SEASON
TEAM
GP
MIN
FG
FGA
FTM
FTA
3PM
3PA
PTS
OFF
DEF
TOT
AST
TO
STL
BLK
PF
2009-10SDState3410641663658511716784331192173366577472485
2010-11SDState36117221147511014525865571112693809176512189
Totals 702236377840195262411649902304867161561539845174

 

 

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